Liam Gallagher has revealed how a meeting with Yoko Ono 18 years ago inspired the lyrics on his new album.
In an interview with Radio X’s Chris Moyles, Liam unveiled a world exclusive first play of “I’ve All I Need”, which is the last track on his debut record.
Talking about the song, he said: “I can tell you an interesting fact. There’s a line in there that says ‘I hibernate and sing / While gathering my wings’. I was over in New York once, and I got a call saying, ‘Yoko wants to meet you,’ and I’d just called my kid Lennon.”
“We go in there. In the kitchen she invites me in, makes me a cup of tea and she’s got this massive banner around the kitchen and I said, ‘What does that mean?’ She goes, ‘Ah John asked the same question when we went to Japan to meet the parents.’ Anyway it says, While i’ve been hibernating I’ve been gathering my wings. And it was when he’d stopped making music. So I thought, ‘Write that down.'”
Liam added: “Anyway, so years go by and I’ve been trying to get that into a song and could never get it in. And then it happened on that.”
Liam also told Moyles that there’s not a day that goes by that he doesn’t think of his old band: “You know, I’m proud to be in Oasis, I love Oasis, still do – not a day that goes by without thinking of it, you know what I mean? So it’s good to be making music of that calibre.”